US and Taliban Dialogue on Afghan Peace

Zalmay Khalilzad

(From UPI)

A U.S. diplomat met with Taliban representatives to negotiate a peaceful end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan, a Taliban statement said Saturday.

The meeting Friday in the Qatar political office between Afghan-American diplomat, Zalmay Khalilzad, who heads the U.S. mission for Afghanistan’s peace, and representatives of the Taliban, was the second meeting of a top U.S. official with the Taliban in less than three months.

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